Vaishali Dar

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In deep waters: On World Water Day today, it’s time to pledge to manage our water resources

About four billion people live in regions of severe water stress around the world. On World Water Day today, it’s time to pledge to manage our water resources in a more sustainable way.

In deep waters, World Water Day, Coronavirus outbreak, climate change, greenhouse gases, drinking water, sanitation, human rights, water resources

On a dim sum trail: This meal might be Chinese in origin but have global appeal

The dainty dumplings part of the dim sum meal might be Chinese in origin but have global appeal. It's no wonder then that chefs are trying various combinations to appease the palates of discerning diners

Chinese cuisine, Chinese New Year, Andrew Wong, Baoshuan, The Oberoi, Shanghai dumplings, prawn dumplings, Asian restaurant

Climate change is real and staring in our faces, but all’s not lost

There’s a collaborative effort across industries today to tackle the crisis. From fashion, energy and transport to beauty and food, companies across sectors are doing their bit to ensure a better tomorrow.

Climate change, Temperatures in Antarctica, Amazon rainforest, Baghdad, Australia, India Climate Collaborative, indoor air quality

Design Deconstructed: What goes on behind the design lab’s doors?

The world of design is a complex one. From helping brands differentiate their offerings to fusing with art to provoke thinking, design has always explored unchartered territories. But what goes on behind the design lab’s do

The Asian Paints ColourNext20 trend report predicts the idea of sound as a sensory experience, also called Sonic. The décor is abstract and scenic. Sonic explores how a human mind willingly engages with sound as a sensory experience

Relax your mind: Sounds and videos on the Internet are helping people relax, sleep and cope with anxiety

In the age of technological advancements, apps are helping us exhale and giving much needed mental relaxation.

relaxing tips, anxiety tips, mind relaxing video, Apple Calm app, ASMR videos, LGG8X ThinQ, iPhone XS, ASMR mode

Luxury fashion labels offer delectable food experiences

Luxury fashion labels are now offering delectable treats and food experiences inside their stores

Louis Vuitton, Maison Osaka Midosuji, Yosuke Suga, Tiffany Blue Box Café, New York city, Tiffany & Co, Knightsbridge

What does it take to be a royal in the real world?

The glitz and glamour of royal life can take you places, help you scale big achievements, and put you in limelight forever.

Aesthetics or emerging technology? Which way is the future of Indian art headed

Cattelan’s banana artwork, for instance, is a brilliant example of how the meaning and importance of objects can change depending on the context.

India is a major emerging market, says India Art fair Director

The fair has 70% of its floorspace dedicated to Indian galleries, institutions, artists’ collectives, cultural events and festivals.

The New Dress Code: Dressing in the age of millennials, start-ups and gig economy

The stiff collar is out. Dressing to work can be fun, more so in the age of millennials, start-ups and the gig economy. And, the brands are right in tune with the trend

With corporates becoming more acceptable and inclusive in their grooming code, a few wardrobe staples can be a navy blazer, a white shirt, unwashed indigo denims and a neat pair of loafers for both men and women

Classic blue named as the colour of the year for this reason

Sans Souci, a Czech designer and producer of tailor-made light fixtures has introduced the various shades of blue, diffused blue lights as the accent colour of the new year.

The colour blue stands best for the sky and the sea, both of which have a calming effect on the mind. T

Eat Healthy! This year is all about gut health and planet-friendly diet

Diet fads change as fast as the season, and every expert has a new formula to good health, a beautiful and fitter you. If it was keto diet and intermittent fasting last year, this year is going to be all about gut health and

Eat healthy, bacteria in yoghurt, metabolism, immune system, green diet, Meat consumption, allergic disorders, diarrheal infections

Smartwatch: Anyone who thought their time is up needs a rethink

For instance, Frederique Constant is the first Swiss watch manufacturer to introduce the horological smartwatch with a classic look and smart features like activity tracking, sleep monitoring, dynamic coaching and cloud backu

Chat with a BOT: Technology can be good frontline for mental therapy

A recent report quotes Shalini Rajneesh, principal secretary (health and family welfare), Karnataka, saying the number of callers to crisis helplines in India, seeking counselling, has increased from 11,531 in 2013-14 to 57,4

A French rendezvous: A repository of unseen archives and miniatures on display

France and India have vibrant democracies and are known for their individualistic yet diverse culture, food and style, besides sharing a common passion for cinema.

Various works of art on display include portraits and miniature paintings of French aristocrats and Indian rulers depicting lifestyle in the 17th and 18th centuries

How corporates, civil society can play key roles in preserving heritage

Experts are unanimous that unless conservation is liberalised, we have no future, and corporates and civil society need to be equal partners

The ASI is the owner of most heritage sites in the country, including the significant ones, and is the prime agency responsible for the preservation and management of heritage.

Heal as you dance: Know how it helps your body to get back to its natural state

Dance therapy addresses all levels of being: physical, mental, spiritual. When one dances, it encourages the body to get back to its natural state

dances, self consciousness, Dance training, Sufi whirling,  Global Festival of Spiritual Sciences, BCST therapy

The Kung Fu game-changers: Meet millennial nuns who represent new generation of Buddhists living

Over 700 nuns of the Drukpa lineage coming from Spiti Valley and Ladakh region, aged between eight and 80, stay in the Druk Amitabha Mountain Nunnery in Nepal.

Jigme Rupa Lhamo (left) and Jigme Osel Dipam during a Kung Fu training session

Diwali 2019: Sikhs celebrate this day as Bandi Chhor Diwas

Interestingly, the release of the sixth Sikh guru in 1619 was agreed for those who could hold onto his cloak tail. For this, the Guru got a special cloak made with 52 pieces of string so that each prince was able to hold onto

Since the day is considered an important time to visit gurdwaras, millions of devotees visit the Golden Temple. (Express photo)

Diwali 2019: Jains celebrate this day as Lord Mahavir’s nirvana

The day is also called Lord Mahavir’s Nirvana Kalyanak Mahotsav for the physical death and final nirvana of Mahavir as he revitalised the religion.

The celebrations start two days before Diwali on Dhanteras, which is the day of renunciation by Bhagwan Mahavir.

Looking for locks that resemble those of Rapunzel? Good diet can make it happen

Many people spend a lot of money on hair care products to deal with hair loss. Your hair care products could solve the problem of hair loss at times, but what about excessive hair fall and slow hair growth?

Rapunzel, healthy lock, hair tips, nutritions for hair, hair damage, hair care tips, healthy hair growth

Araku is largest bio-dynamic coffee cooperative

Having worked with Starbucks, several agencies and luxury retailers and now the owner of WholeCup coffee consulting, international coffee expert and luxury coffee roaster Sherri Johns finds value in every experience.

Araku, Araku coffee, Starbucks, WholeCup coffee consulting, Sherri Johns, Araku communities, Araku Valley

There’s more to apps than discounts

Restaurants must not undermine the customer engagement and exposure that these apps ensure

dining apps, Zomato, Dineout, EazyDiner, artificial intelligence, Gourmet Passport, Dineout, digital menu, Indian cuisine outlet

Royal repast: A world of flavours in South Indian cuisine

The kitchens of the South Indian princely states were cauldrons of culinary confluences, taking inspiration not only from their own regions, but that from the Mughals and European invaders as well.

Royal repast, South Indian cuisine, Travancore, Nizams of Hyderabad, royal cuisines, Kerala cuisine, arcot, Tamil Nadu

Foods to eat as you age

The body metabolism takes a hit after the age of 30. It, therefore, becomes key to consume the right kind and amount of food as one ages.

Foods, nutritional eating, healthy diet, wholesome ingredients, Nmami Life, metabolism

Royal flavour: 300-year-old Sheherwali cuisine of Murshidabad

300-yr-old Sheherwali cuisine is an indigenous experience of royal vegetarian tastes of Murshidabad.

The 300-year-old Sheherwali cuisine at the Royal Vega restaurant is an indigenous experience of the royal vegetarian culinary delights of Murshidabad brought by the families of the Sheherwali

India’s first known photographer king — Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II

Rare reproductions from the archive of the City Palace Museum, Jaipur, reveal Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II’s early engagement with photography as India’s first known photographer king

the selfie king, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II, Raja Deen Dayal, Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II photos, Jawahar Kala Kendra, City Palace, jaipur, photographer king 
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